God Will Never Leave You

God Will Never Leave You

Perhaps you find yourself in the midst of deep darkness and circumstances that seek to overwhelm you. If so, pray that God will help you hear His word, which promises, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5, NIV); which assures us that “all...

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Gentle Hands

Gentle Hands

"GENTLE HANDS!!!" If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times..."Please use gentle hands!" I have 3 boys (2 teenagers and a toddler) who love to rough house. Gentle is not the word I'd use for how they regularly interact with each other, but we're working on...

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The Power Of Repentance

The Power Of Repentance

Repentance isn't a one-time event. We must continually battle sin. We must repeatedly turn away from temptation and look to Christ. If you are a Christian, you have already died to sin. God has already granted that you “walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). Now, “by...

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Bamboo

Bamboo

“Bamboo!”  He kept repeating that word as he was praying for me. There was no elaboration from the minister but I knew what it meant—-exponential growth. I had been waiting for something to change. I was trying to be patient and expectant but steadily growing more...

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What Is Strength?

What Is Strength?

God hasn’t called you to be independently strong, but to know the blessing of being dependently strong. God hasn’t promised to unleash his power to deliver your dreams to you, but he has promised to give you everything you need, to be what you’re supposed to be and to...

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The Mind Of Christ

The Mind Of Christ

Choosing to align our thoughts with God's Word will move us toward the abundant life our Creator designed. Compare your thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs with biblical teachings. If they don’t match, reject those patterns of thinking and fill your mind with...

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Integrity

Integrity

What actions can you take to lead your family toward God? The New Living Translation says Job was “a man of complete integrity” (v. 1). He showed great concern for the spiritual well-being of his 10 children. Living reverently before God day by day isn’t just the...

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Not Through Your Strength…

Not Through Your Strength…

We make a serious mistake if we think that we are the ones who can overcome sin’s indwelling power. Since Christ “is your life,” your battle against sin is not faced in your own strength but in God’s mighty power. You need to ask the Holy Spirit to overwhelm you with...

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Forgiving someone doesn't mean we’ll feel instant joy or relief. But it does mean we're taking the right steps to walk toward healing. So instead of making feeling good my goal, I'm learning to make healing my goal. And forgiveness is always healing in the right...

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We Make Mistakes, Yet God Redeems

We Make Mistakes, Yet God Redeems

God created a perfect world, free of sin. And yet He knew we’d make mistakes, so He provided a way for us to be right with Him again—through the gift of sacrifice and His Son. Our response? Jesus told the disciples, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments”...

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